MY DIY | Light Box Message Board
Ok, I am starting this off with a disclaimer: There was a learning curve with this project, and there are a few things I would do differently next time, and am planning on making another….BUT I promised I would show you the project today, and I had a fun time photographing a bunch of sayings around my apartment…so learn from my mistakes or just enjoy the messages! I think my next one is going to be even bigger, which is really where making your own saves you some big bucks. How lovely would it be to leave someone you love a little message to cheer them up?! Step and supplies after the break.
What you need & What to do:
2 White Translucent Acrylic sheets -I used 2 clear Plexiglass rectangles and spray painted them with frosted glass, but the acrylic sheets would work better and cut out the spray paint step.
Wood– For the frame I bought a pieces that are 2in wide and 1/8in thick, sprayed painted black, and cut it down to fit inside the perimeter of the plexi. Then I placed the plexiglass on a flat surface and glued the wood to the inside edge. Let dry. Then glue the second piece of plexiglass to the top. Let dry.
Note: I did not add a light to mine, but for the next one I am going to glue these to the inside of the frame, leaving the battery pack on the outside to be able to turn on and off.
Bass Wood – For the front slots I got bass wood from the craft store for the ledges. The key is to stack two pieces, one slightly smaller in width. Measure out where your ledges are going to be on the plexi, making sure your ledges are evenly spaced so the letters fit. Glue the smaller one to the top plexi, then the bigger one on top. Make sure it’s centered to create a ledge on the top and bottom for letter slots. Let dry.
Vinyl Letters – Stick the vinyl letters to transparency sheet, the cut out a rectangle around each letter so they will slide easily into each slot.
Create your message, and done!
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